The Arizona Cardinals suspended general manager

 Steve Keim
for five weeks and fined him $200 Authentic
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,000 after he pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to
extreme DUI following a Fourth of July arrest in a Phoenix suburb.A Chandler
police report shows Keim had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19, more than twice
Arizona's legal limit of 0.08 for drivers.It wasn't immediately clear when Keim
would be sentenced or if he was facing a jail term.The Cardinals report to
training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium on July 27.Keim has been the
Cardinals GM since 2013 and signed a contract extension in February through the
2022 NFL season.According to the arrest report, Keim told police he only had two
beers and ate pizza two hours before he got pulled over around 12:30 a.m. in
Chandler.But officers said they smelled alcohol on Keim's breath and he had
slurred speech.Keim also refused to take several field sobriety tests, but did
consent to have his blood drawn."As stated at the time of the incident, this
behavior is indefensible and completely unacceptable," the Cardinals said in a
statement Tuesday. "While Steve has accepted full accountability and
responsibility for his actions, that does not diminish their gravity nor the
severity of the consequences that result from them."Those who work within the
National Football League — particularly those in leadership positions — bear a
greater responsibility and are held to a higher standard than simply a legal one
and we feel that these measures are reflective of that."During his suspension,
Keim will be barred from the Cardinals' facilities and prohibited contact with
the team.He won't be allowed to return to the team until after he's completed
counseling and evaluation plus a DUI education course.The $200 Authentic
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,000 fine will be donated to the Arizona
chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving."Once again, I apologize to everyone
who has been negatively impacted by my actions and incredibly poor judgment, in
particular the Cardinals, our fans and my family," Keim said in a statement
released by the team Tuesday."I fully deserve and accept the punishment that has
been issued. My goal is to do everything I can to grow from this personally and
help others learn from my inexcusable behavior."Where were you when the Arizona
Cardinals made the Super Bowl? On January 18, 2009 the Arizona Cardinals played
in their first NFC Championship game (as an AZ franchise).The home tilt matched
up the “worst team to ever make the playoffs,” in the Arizona Cardinals against
the 9-6-1 Philadelphia Eagles.The Cardinals had rode the arm of Kurt Warner and
a masterclass performance from Larry Fitzgerald to this point, but they would
need everything and everyone to finally breakthrough.I was sitting at
home ,
a 23 year old Cardinals fan, having suffered through a child hood of bad games
at Sun Devil Stadium.We had a bevy of family and friends over, we were ready for
the worst, we are fans of Arizona sports after all.We were a normal sized family
at that point, two kids only, in a small house, but it was the first time the
Cardinals had actually had a chance to do something special.So, that meant
everyone needed to be there.We had roughly 30 people packed into our tiny living
room ,
I splurged that weekend on a new TV, and we found a way to make it all fit.It
was a 2:06pm kickoff Arizona time and by the time Tim Hightower had scored the
go ahead touchdown, it was well past 5pm.Three hours of complete agony, followed
by two weeks of utter ecstasy.It is still the single best moment I’ve felt as an
Arizona Cardinals fan.Watching Darnell Dockett recover the Brian Westbrook
fumble on the Eagles last ditch effort to create a miracle.Knowing, that for the
first time, the Arizona Cardinals were going to the Super Bowl.The question
is... Where were you when they made it?
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